Profile of teriparatide in the management of postmenopausal osteoporosis
Andrea Sikon1, Pelin Batur2
1Cleveland Clinic Lerner COM, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA; 2Cleveland Clinic Lerner COM, Cleveland Clinic Independence, Independence, OH, USA
Abstract: One out of every 2 women within postmenopause are at risk of fracture due to osteoporosis. Fortunately, a growing arsenal of therapies is becoming available to treat this disease and prevent fracture. A new class of anabolic agents has emerged within the last decade that brought with it a new concept in osteoporosis therapy: building new stronger bone rather than simply inhibiting bone turnover. Evidence is accumulating to understand how to best utilize these new agents, and which patients benefit most. This article will review the effectiveness, risks, timing and clinical uses of teriparatide in postmenopausal osteoporosis.
Keywords: osteoporosis, menopause, teriparatide
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